L to R R to L Alpha
Know the location of this area? Show us! We don't know it, but we're working on cool new features that need it!
The sportsman's paradise of the central coast. Steep burly routes of a manufactured nature on a fairly blank but very overhanging wall. The most purely physical climbing on the West Coast, Owl Tor has about a dozen route from 5.12 to 5.15. There is an 11d warm-up, but everyone calls it a sandbag.
From Santa Barbara, take the 101 North to Santa Maria, then exit the 166 and drive East. After about thirty minutes or so, take a left off of hwy 166 at Rock Front Ranch. Drive through a gate (usually open, unless it has rained a bunch) and go for about a quarter of a mile till the road suddenly shoots steeply up a hill. Park on the left. A small trail on the left will deposit you at the base of the crag after about 3 minutes.
20 Total Routes
Browse More Classics in Owl Tor
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Owl Tor:
Happy to be Here 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 40'
Spearmint Rhino 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
The Power Of Eating (a.k.a. "Power") 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Auto Magic 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 30'
Anchor Punch 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport
When The Sea Doesn't Want You 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport
White Cougar 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 70'
Hell of the Upside Down Sinners 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 60'
Chips Ahoy 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 60'
Hai Karate 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport
Old Shatterhand 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport
The Old Pro Skill 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport
The Hell of Being Crushed Alive 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Super Crack 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport
Rubble 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 30'
Better Than Life 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 60'
Gala Gala Happy 5.13c/d 8b 31 X E8 7a Sport
Strictly Ballroom 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a Sport, 60'
Terrible Angel 5.14+ 9a 35 XI E10 7b Sport, 60'
Featured Route For Owl Tor
The Power Of Eating (a.k.a. "Power") 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a CA : Central Coast : ... : Owl Tor
This route deserves classic status for a variety of reasons: the climbing is super fun, long, and varied; and it is probably the most traveled line at the Tor. While the only "warm-up" available amongst a slew of hard lines, Power still packs a pumpy punch, and many a proud climber has come, seen, and failed on this sandbagged 5.11d. Cruxes come at the second and last bolt....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
News and Events For Owl Tor
Latest Regional Forum Messages
From Northern California Go to Forum | What's New | Post New Topic